Head of Private Equity
Michael Jacks is Head of Private Equity with responsibility for all private capital raising transactions. Mr. Jacks has been working in capital markets and investment banking for the past twenty years. He has been responsible for the origination, evaluation, structuring and execution of over ninety transactions, aggregating in excess of $1,000,000,000 for micro, small and midcap growth companies. Mr. Jacks has extensive long standing relationships with Hedge Fund, Mutual Fund, Venture Capital and Private Equity communities. He has value-added relationships with niche legal and accounting firms. Mr. Jacks has often been quoted in the PIPES Report on industry issues. He was a guest panelist at the 2004 PIPES Conference speaking on how changing Wall Street has influenced customary practices. He was a guest speaker at the 2006 PIPES Conference on the state of the market and the latest trends in PIPES. Mr. Jacks has sell side experience with Paine Webber, Kidder Peabody, and Bear Stearns. He was co-head of Investment Banking at the Shemano Group, a very successful private placement boutique.
Mr. Jacks graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. He earned an M.B.A. from Butler University.